Longueuil, February 4, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is starting 2019 off on the right foot with several projects that will benefit its users.
The SkiBus made its reappearance on January 5 and is now part of the RTL’s regular service. Until March 10, skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and outdoor enthusiasts can take line 299 from the Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke terminal to Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno and Ski Saint-Bruno as of 12 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Users can now also track all RTL buses in real time using the Chrono, Transit and Google Maps apps.
Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about our paratransit users—starting this year, they will begin receiving automated calls informing them of the imminent arrival of their vehicle.
Individuals with reduced mobility will also be happy to learn that we’ve added seven new bus lines accessible to wheelchairs and motorized mobility aids.
The addition of five fully electric midibuses will also be good news for users and an important step toward the electrification of the RTL’s fleet.
Users in Boucherville will have access to a new park-and-ride lot on boulevard de Montarville, which is currently under construction.
2018 was a great year
The RTL had a profitable year in 2018, which saw several projects take shape, including the following:
- Two new lines in Longueuil and Boucherville (lines 22 and 161);
- RTL à la demande microtransit pilot project in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville;
- Launch of Vision 2025 with the five Agglomération mayors;
- Public consultations in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville.
The RTL received several honours in 2018, including a recognition award from the Association du transport urbain du Québec (ATUQ) for improvements to its customer service; the Développement et amélioration des services de transport collectif (Development and improvement of public transit services) award from Trajectoire Québec at its Prix Guy-Chartrand gala; and two awards from the Office québécois de la langue française at the Gala des Mérites du français for its “De l’auto au bus” advertising campaign.
About the RTL
The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is the main transit provider for individuals within the five cities that comprise the Agglomération de Longueuil.
The third-largest public transit organization in Québec, the RTL operates a network of 793 kilometres. With some 1,100 employees, the RTL is a major employer that contributes to the economic vitality of the region. The RTL is the tenth best employer in Canada in 2019 according to Forbes.
Ever receptive to its users, the RTL plays a key role in the lives of the people and the communities it serves by providing solutions that are efficient, innovative, and adapted to the evolving needs
of its clientele. Improving quality of life for the citizens of the Agglomération de Longueuil is a top priority for the RTL.